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2012.03.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Notre Dame Professor to Present at March 29 Kirwin Lecture

Omaha - Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, will present the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Kent A. Kirwan Lecture in the History of Political Philosophy on Thursday, March 29. Her lecture, "Why Study Plato," will take place at the Thompson Alumni Center Hospitality Room at 7:30 p.m.

Zuckert currently serves as the editor-in-chief of The Review of Politics. In 2009 her book Plato's Philosophers: The Coherence of The Dialogues received the R.R. Hawkins Award for the Best Scholarly and Professional Book, along with the PROSE Awards for Philosophy and Excellence in the Humanities from the Association of American Publishers, and was named an Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE. 

Zuckert has received several grants from  the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the Bradley and Earhart Foundations. Most recently she has been awarded an Earhart Fellowship to write a book-length study of Machiavelli. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has been listed in several editions of Who's Who in America, and was selected as a member of the Templeton Honor Role in 1998.

The Kirwan lecture is named after Kent Kirwan, a UNO emeritus professor of political science, who remains active on campus and in the community.

For more information, contact Carson Holloway at cholloway@unomaha.edu.

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